The Art of the Garden TV series begins on Sky Arts
The new TV series features some of the top gardens throughout the UK and runs until September
Six programmes feature six gardens in the UK, all designed by some of the country's leading garden designers. Each series focuses on a top garden designer about their latest projects and demonstrate the links between healing, climate change, sustainability and the art of the garden.
The series began on August 2, with Lowther Castle, and continues each week airing at 7pm.
The episodes feature Arabella Lennox-Boyd's garden at Gregarth Hall on 9 August, Tom Stuart-Smith's Hepworth Wakefield Gallery Garden on 16 August, Tania Compton's garden at Fonthill House on 23 August, Cleve West's Hortatio's Garden in Salisbury on 30 August and James Alexander-Sinclair's Northamptonshire Garden on 6 September.
The programme can be viewed on Sky channel 130 as well as freeview channel 11 and Freesat channel 147. You can also watch it on NowTV.
Gardens Illustrated has featured several of these gardens in the magazine, including Lowther Castle and Gresgarth Hall. Dan Pearson's recently reimagined rose garden for Lowther has also just been reopened.
Discover Lowther Castle gardens from an aerial perspective
Arabella Lennox Boyd's garden at Gresgarth Hall
Full list of episodes of The Art of the Garden
Episode 1 Tuesday 2nd August
Dan Pearson, Lowther Castle
Challenged to build a garden within the ruins of Lowther Castle, Dan Pearson looked, for inspiration, to the fabulous gardens of Ninfa near Rome.
Episode 2 Tuesday 9th August
Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Gresgarth Hall
At Gresgarth Hall in Lancashire Arabella Lennox-Boyd has been laying out and tweaking a garden for forty years.
Episode 3 Tuesday 16th August
Tom Stuart-Smith, Hepworth Wakefield Gallery Garden
Eight-times Chelsea Gold winner and prolific artist, Tom Stuart’s latest challenge is to create a community garden alongside the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield – a wasteland bordered by a six-lane highway.
Episode 4 Tuesday 23rd August
Tania Compton, Fonthill House
Fonthill, with its Capability Brown-style lake has been remodelled by designer Tania Compton. She has had to respect the history of the old gardens while coming up with a modern layout.
Episode 5 Tuesday 30th August
Cleve West, Horatio’s Garden, Salisbury
Chelsea Gold winner Cleve West designed the first Horatio’s Garden at Salisbury District Hospital, inspired by Olivia and David Chapple, whose son, Horatio was killed by a polar bear during a science expedition to Norway.
Episode 6 Tuesday 6th September
James Alexander-Sinclair, Northamptonshire Garden
For a couple who bought an empty plot in Northamptonshire, James Alexander-Sinclair has drawn a garden out of nothing. He did it at the same time as re-working a long-established typical English garden in the same county.
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